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Cafe Serefe

60 Courtenay Street | Western Cape, South Africa, George 6529, South Africa
+27 44 884 1012
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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18:00 - 22:30 Hours
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
60 Courtenay Street | Western Cape, South Africa, George 6529, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have not visited this restaurant in years, moved to another town. Was always a favourite, but its amazing how the always traditional food has transformed to something completely different. I ordered Lamb pita with tzasiki and salad. The pita was a pre made, doughy,...More

Thank ManaoHoana
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear ManaoHoana, It saddens us to read about your negative experience at our restaurant. Our vision with Kafe Serefe has always been to create a restaurant that offers South African cuisine with a Turkish twist. We enhance the Turkish theme visually with our decor, but...More

Reviewed 7 December 2017

Their menu is exquisite offering dishes you do not easily find anywhere else in the Garden Route. It has a Turkish theme, is warm and cosy and offers belly dancing entertainment

Thank Liz D
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Good day Liz! Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are passionate about what we do, and it is always so rewarding to receive positive feedback. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 December 2017

We had a Set Menu arranged and Wow was it fantastic. The staff was friendly and accommodating. After the drinks order and Starters it took a long time for them to take order for mains and the people who didn't have starters was hungry. but...More

Thank Melanita007
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

A great restaurant to visit in George. Lovely atmosphere with friendly and efficient staff. Great menu with adequate wine list. We visited specifically to try their famous rib night and were not disappointed. Large portions with awesome barbecue sauce. Judging by the full restaurant, booking...More

Thank D6148JQstephenl
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Wow thank you very much for your kind review! It is always great to hear such positive feedback - hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Considering the amount of food and the quality, the menu is not expensive at all. The starter with fig and camembert was magnificent. Service was great, as was the wine list. Coffee and dessert platter was different but definitely worth a try.

Thank Michelle Bronwy... L
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Claims to be a Turkish restaurant but the meze served was Greek and all the sauces and vine leaves came from the shop downstairs and can be bought in any supermarket. Service and food was mediocre . I have visited Turkey on 3 occasions ,...More

Thank Marie-Lynne B
JolindyDreyer, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Serefe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Good day Marie-Lynne We are sorry to hear that you are disappointed. Having visited Turkey ourselves, we fell in love with the Mediteranean way of life and that is one of the reasons we opened Café Serefe, a Turkish-themed restaurant with South African authenticity. Our...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

I would have given 5 *, but our waitress was quite rude and as we were waiting at the table for the rest of the party to arrive. She said we shouldn't be sitting at the table, and I said he were shown to the...More

1  Thank 247LiveLife
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Booked a table and when we arrived the restaurant was full but our table was reserved! Friendly waiter and good service. Wide variety of food and drinks available but they specialise on Turkish style food. I ordered the trio meat dish - 2 lamb mince...More

Thank FerdinandBoll
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were two couples who enjoyed a lovely lunch and great excellent service. Seating was well selected, we could converse properly all the time!

Thank 8joan
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Welcomed by spraying our hands with Rose Water and then offering us Turkish Delight Sweets.Food was ok but definitely not wowed by it. Staff were friendly but had very little knowledge when asked about dishes

Thank trevor312564
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Courtenay Street | Western Cape, South Africa, George 6529, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 44 884 1012
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Although Turkish elements are still present in the foods and ambience, the emphasis moved to serving outstanding South African cuisine at the most affordable prices.
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